The Guardian: We need to rethink social media before it’s too late. We’ve accepted a Faustian bargain

The Guardian: We need to rethink social media before it’s too late. We’ve accepted a Faustian bargain. “When people envision technology overtaking society, many think of The Terminator and bulletproof robots. Or Big Brother in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, a symbol of external, omnipotent oppression. But in all likelihood, dystopian technology will not strong-arm us. Instead, we’ll unwittingly submit ourselves to a devil’s bargain: freely trade our subconscious preferences for memes, our social cohesion for instant connection, and the truth for what we want to hear.”

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